Coniferous Co*nif"er*ous, a. (a) Bearing cones, as the pine and cypress. (b) Pertaining to the order {Coniferae}, of which the pine tree is the type. [1913 Webster]

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  • coniferous — 1660s, from CONIFER (Cf. conifer) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • coniferous — [kō nif′ər əs, kənif′ər əs] adj. 1. bearing cones 2. of conifers …   English World dictionary

  • coniferous — co|nif|er|ous [ kou nıfərəs ] adjective a coniferous tree produces CONES a. a coniferous forest has only conifers growing in it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • coniferous — UK [kəˈnɪf(ə)rəs] / US [koʊˈnɪfərəs] adjective biology a) a coniferous tree produces cones and its leaves do not fall off in winter b) a coniferous forest has mainly conifers growing in it …   English dictionary

  • coniferous — adj. Coniferous is used with these nouns: ↑forest, ↑tree, ↑wood …   Collocations dictionary

  • coniferous — [[t]kənɪ̱fərəs, AM koʊ [/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A coniferous forest or wood is made up of conifers …   English dictionary

  • coniferous — conifer ► NOUN ▪ a tree bearing cones and evergreen needle like or scale like leaves, e.g. a pine or cypress. DERIVATIVES coniferous adjective. ORIGIN Latin, cone bearing …   English terms dictionary

  • coniferous — adjective see conifer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coniferous — adj. [L. conus, cone; ferre, to bear] Bearing a conelike process …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coniferous — /koh nif euhr euhs, keuh /, adj. Bot. belonging or pertaining to the conifers. Cf. conifer (def. 1). [1655 65; see CONIFER, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

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